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The Resource Once a cop : the street, the law, two worlds, one man, Corey Pegues

Once a cop : the street, the law, two worlds, one man, Corey Pegues

Label
Once a cop : the street, the law, two worlds, one man
Title
Once a cop
Title remainder
the street, the law, two worlds, one man
Statement of responsibility
Corey Pegues
Title variation
  • Street, the law, two worlds, one man
  • Street, the law, 2 worlds, 1 man
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "New Jack City meets Serpico in this provocative memoir of a crack dealer-turned-decorated NYPD officer--a timely reflection on the complex relationship between the police and the communities they are meant to protect. Corey Pegues has lived on both sides of the law. At the height of the 1980s crack epidemic, he was a teenager hugging the street corner, selling dope for the notorious Supreme Team gang and watching drugs decimate his stable, working-class neighborhood almost overnight. After a botched murder attempt on a rival gang member, Corey, the only member of his family to graduate from high school, knew he had to get out. Barely eighteen, with two kids by two different women, Corey left under cover of night to enlist in the US Army. After several years in the military, the police academy was a breeze. In this riveting memoir, Corey takes us into his rise from the rough streets of Queens through the ranks of the NYPD, living and working in the nation's most violent neighborhoods. What is daily life truly like for urban youth in America? What is the one problem endemic in law enforcement that's even more dangerous than rampant racism? There aren't many people who understand both sides of the story the way Corey does. As war rages throughout our nation between police and communities of color, Pegues tears down the blue wall to discuss the discriminatory practices he faced within the NYPD and talks candidly about the distrust between law enforcement and the people. Corey doesn't hate the police. He loves the badge. And, he believes, it's his duty to challenge the culture of racism, silence, and arrogance in the NYPD today"--
  • "Former cop sets the record straight in this controversial memoir about his youth selling crack in the 80s with one of NYC's toughest gangs and later rise through the ranks of the NYPD to become a community leader"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pegues, Corey
Dewey number
  • 363.2092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV7911.P424
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pegues, Corey
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Police
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Civic leaders
Label
Once a cop : the street, the law, two worlds, one man, Corey Pegues
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One · Hustler -- 1. Suburban Sugar Hill -- 2. Loosies -- 3. The Golden Age -- 4. Life -- 5. The Perfect Drug -- 6. In Full Effect -- 7. The Block Gets Hot -- 8. Welcome to the Supreme Team -- 9. Safety Transfer -- 10. Prince -- 11. Cracked Out -- 12. Dog Years -- 13. I Decided I Would Kill Him Myself -- 14. Please, Please, God, Please -- 15. I Have to Do Right. I Have to Do Good. -- Part Two · Cop -- 16. Old Habits -- 17. TNT -- 18. #900570 -- 19. The Most RAcist Thing I've Ever Seen in My Life -- 20. Not Exactly Starsky & Hutch -- 21. The Biggest Gang in New York -- 22. That Cool Cop -- 23. Doing Something -- 24. Climbing the Ladder -- 25. The Worst Thing I Ever Did as a Cop -- 26. Yo, I'm the New Sergeant -- 27. Theft of Service -- Part Three · Executive -- 28. Across 110th Street -- 29. Thug Life -- 30. Black Friday -- 31. Everybody Is Looking for You to Fail -- 32. Broken Windows -- 33. Daybreak -- 34. Leadership -- 35. The Blue Wall of Silence -- Insult to Injury
Control code
sky279889385
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
308 pages [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781501110504
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015050460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
ab 05/16
Other physical details
color illustrations (mostly)
Label
Once a cop : the street, the law, two worlds, one man, Corey Pegues
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One · Hustler -- 1. Suburban Sugar Hill -- 2. Loosies -- 3. The Golden Age -- 4. Life -- 5. The Perfect Drug -- 6. In Full Effect -- 7. The Block Gets Hot -- 8. Welcome to the Supreme Team -- 9. Safety Transfer -- 10. Prince -- 11. Cracked Out -- 12. Dog Years -- 13. I Decided I Would Kill Him Myself -- 14. Please, Please, God, Please -- 15. I Have to Do Right. I Have to Do Good. -- Part Two · Cop -- 16. Old Habits -- 17. TNT -- 18. #900570 -- 19. The Most RAcist Thing I've Ever Seen in My Life -- 20. Not Exactly Starsky & Hutch -- 21. The Biggest Gang in New York -- 22. That Cool Cop -- 23. Doing Something -- 24. Climbing the Ladder -- 25. The Worst Thing I Ever Did as a Cop -- 26. Yo, I'm the New Sergeant -- 27. Theft of Service -- Part Three · Executive -- 28. Across 110th Street -- 29. Thug Life -- 30. Black Friday -- 31. Everybody Is Looking for You to Fail -- 32. Broken Windows -- 33. Daybreak -- 34. Leadership -- 35. The Blue Wall of Silence -- Insult to Injury
Control code
sky279889385
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
308 pages [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781501110504
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015050460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
ab 05/16
Other physical details
color illustrations (mostly)

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